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Chapter 7. Hardware Annoyances > THE WONDERS OF A MODEM RESET

THE WONDERS OF A MODEM RESET

The Annoyance:

I spent a couple of frustrating hours trying to figure out why my DSL connection can't access the Internet. I checked my connection with utility programs, reconfigured my pop-up and ad blocker, fiddled with Windows' TCP/IP settings, and called tech support-still no connection.

The Fix:

A simple, two-minute reboot of your DSL or cable modem may be all it takes to get you back online. The mystery is why there isn't a diagnostic tool that can tell you it's time to reset your Internet access device. Until that magical tool arrives, here are a few steps you can take:


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